I saw this technique before with some glitter shapes and it just looked like the jelly polishes you can buy that have already glitters in them.
Although it looked like a cheaper alternative to buying a jelly glitter polish it didn't really catch my attention.
But a few days ago I saw this beautiful tutorial by Denise Heavner
She used stamps between the layers of jelly polish and this had to be something I needed to try as well.
I have only 3 tiny stamping plates with designs that just don't fit this time a year.
But after some consideration I thought the star would be best.
I don't own any jelly polishes.
In my head: Everything that doesn't cover within 3 layers is a waste of money.
But after taking a good look at my stash I did find an apple green glitter polish that doesn't cover at all: Actuelle 472 Perolado
- Jelly polish (or not opaque polish)
- Stamping plate
- Stamping polish
This design is with stamping but you could also put glitters, flitters, handpainted nail art, decals etc. between the layers.
After the basecoat apply one layer of your jelly polish.
To speed up the drying time I've used a topcoat on each layer of jelly.
Stamp some designs on your nails (you can use different designs, different colors, just as you please).
I started with white stars.
Apply another layer of your jelly.
Again stamp some designs.
This time I stamped red stars.
Apply another layer of jelly.
Depending on the sandwich effect you please or how thick your jelly is, you can either stop with 2 times stamping or go for more.
I've decided to do another layer.
Stamp some designs.
I've stamped gold smaller stars. However in the picture this doesn't show but in real life the gold stars are shown as well.
Apply the finishing layer of jelly and a topcoat to protect the whole thing.
Because of the many layers and the many layers of topcoat I already had some shrinkage at the tips.
Good luck! The effect is amazing!
Here is my outcome: